Giving Effective Lectures

Lectures (Didactic Sessions)

Lectures can be conducted formally in a conference room or hall, or informally on the wards.  In both cases, the instructor will want to find ways to help learners stay actively engaged and minimize any sense of stratification that could diminish their openness to the needed learning.  Your goal is to generate and reinforce a setting in which the students are so focused on what you have to share with them, that they see you as a partner or guide rather than as an authoritarian figure.  Help them to think, to discover, to imagine or visualize what they need to know and do—and why; and they will reward your efforts by becoming (and remaining) engaged, active, motivated and effective learners and novice practitioners.

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